poussette

[ poo-set ]
/ puˈsɛt /

noun

a dance step in which a couple or several couples dance around the ballroom, holding hands, as in country dances.

verb (used without object), pous·set·ted, pous·set·ting.

to perform a poussette, as a couple in a country dance.

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Origin of poussette

1805–15; <French, equivalent to pouss(er) to push + -ette-ette
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British Dictionary definitions for poussette

poussette
/ (puːˈsɛt) /

noun

a figure in country dancing in which couples hold hands and move up or down the set to change positions

verb

(intr) to perform such a figure

Word Origin for poussette

C19: from French, from pousser to push
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